05588442 is referenced by 67 patents and cites 58 patents.

Guide catheter exchange device and method of exchanging a guide catheter. The guide catheter exchange device includes a magnetically responsive segment located on a proximal end for maintaining a previously placed guide wire in position across a stenosis, while performing a guide catheter exchange procedure. The guide catheter exchange device allows a guide catheter exchange procedure to be performed by a solo physician.

Title
Shaft movement control apparatus and method
Application Number
929083
Publication Number
5588442
Application Date
March 2, 1995
Publication Date
December 31, 1996
Inventor
Roger Hastings
Maple Grove
MN, US
Scott Thome
Waite Park
MN, US
John W Humphrey
Eden Prairie
MN, US
Thomas J Bachinski
Lakeville
MN, US
Kevin Klitz
Plymouth
MN, US
Todd A Berg
Lino Lakes
MN, US
Brian Scovil
New Hope
MN, US
Agent
Nawrocki Rooney & Silvertson P A
Assignee
SciMed Life Systems
MN, US
IPC
A61B 5/00
View Original Source